Netiquette and Civility in An Online Classroom

Although everyone comes from different backgrounds upholding a safe and positive learning environment with netiquette and civility in an online setting is crucial for student's success.

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1. Challenging authority • Reluctance in answering questions or participating in online discussion • Challenging the instructor’s knowledge • Making physical threats to the instructor • Engaging in academic dishonesty • Sending the instructor inappropriate emails

2. Eunice Park Newspaper article The man who quit college due to online cyber bullying in a forum. Feeling the connection with a teacher from the beginning and feeling the need to quit if you don't have it. It's easy to be connected with a teacher during face to face instruction. He talks about the loss of connection in an online classroom. He goes on to talk about how brave people are behind the computer when they don’t have to see someone face to face. They will say things with no regards to feeling because they don’t ever have to see this person. They become a little braver and step outside their usual character. He talks about how its like a virtual soap opera in the chat rooms with no regards to peoples feelings http://articles.latimes.com/2001/sep/27/news/tt-50374

3. Behavior in an online classroom can have a huge impact on your peers

4. R.A. Berk The 12 Be-Attitudes "Be a mensch" Elaborate on these points and the research that backs them up when these things are broken or not corrected. http://www.ronberk.com/articles/2011_attitudes.pdf

4.1. 1. Be Sure to Use Appropriate Professional Language

4.2. 2. Be Careful to Use Proper Grammar and Spelling

4.3. 3. Be Brief and Precise in the "Subject" Line

4.4. 4. Be Honest and Truthful

4.5. 5. Be Respectful of Copyrights

4.6. 6. Be sure to use an appropriate signature line.

4.7. 7. Be responsive to requests in a timely fashion.

4.8. 8. Be cautious about when to click "reply to all."

4.9. 9. Be thoughtful to not use all caps or all lower case.

4.10. 10. Be respectful to not flame.

4.11. 11. Be considerate to not multi-post, cross-post, off-topic post, or hijack a discussion thread.

4.12. 12. Be careful to not forward inappropriate jokes, cartoons, photos, chain letters, spam, etc.

4.13. Destinations

5. Everyone comes from different backgrounds but upholding a safe and positive learning environment without negativity in an online setting is crucial for student's success.

6. Practical insights from an online teacher

6.1. Donelson Forsyth Book Online teaching has it's disadvatages when trying to uphold civility He talks a little bit about everything in regards to college teaching. He touches on prepping, guiding, testing, lecturing, grading, managing, evaluating, and more. He talks about online teaching and netiquette and civility in the online setting. He gives teachers insight to new technology as well that can help them with the way things are moving and how we are going to a more technologically based college.

7. Emeritus Kraut Cell phone usage in a classroom and the lack of respect people have while using it. She addresses an incident about cell phones and the lack of respect students have and use them in class. She tells the story of a student who used hers and then when another student said something she lost it on the student for saying anything to her. She talks about being a nuisance in class. She addresses how to be proactive and a model in the classroom everyday. She also talks about how civility follows you through in the World and everything we do. http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2008/november-08/civility-in-the-college-classroom.html

8. Netiquette Definition is rules about the proper and polite way to communicate with other people when you are using the Internet

9. Civility is polite, reasonable, and respectful behavior

10. Title: Communicating Effectively in an Online Classroom